Petrogale assimilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Petrogale assimilis Ramsay, 1877
Common Name(s):
English Allied Rock Wallaby

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, and because overall numbers are thought to be stable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Australia, where it generally ranges from Townsville to the Burdekin and Bowen Rivers, north-west to Croydon and south-west to Hughenden in north-eastern Queensland (Eldridge and Close 2008). Populations are also present on the Magnetic and Palm Islands. It is found from sea level to 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common within its limited suitable habitat, although it is rarer in the west (Eldridge and Close 2008).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in rocky areas with open forest or tropical woodlands (Eldridge and Close 2008). It persists in habitats surrounded by grazing areas.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species, but more intensive pastoralism could affect populations. Introduced cats may predate on young.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in many protected areas, including Blackbraes National Park and Bowling Green Bay National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, and natural history of this species.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

Bibliography [top]

Eldridge, M. D. B. and Close, R. L. 2008. Allied Rock-wallaby, Petrogale assimilis. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 363-364. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: (Accessed: 04 September 2016).

Citation: Winter, J., Burnett, S. & Martin, R. 2016. Petrogale assimilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40569A21954955. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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